Release Kerala journalist Siddique KappanThe brutal rape and killing of a 19-year old woman by four Thakur men in Hathras was one of the shocking events in the country. The UP police had arrested Siddique Kappan, a Malayalee journalist who had come to report the incident. He was arrested on October 5th, last year, in Mathura.
The life of Siddique Kappan is now in a pitiable state. The brutal torture and revenge inflicted on that man in prison and in hospital shock the human conscience. It does not seem likely that there will be another prisoner who has been subjected to such brutal torture. Siddique Kappan is undergoing treatment for Covid -19 at Mathura Medical College in Uttar Pradesh. Even in this unhealthy condition, he is put in chains like an animal in a hospital bed in Mathura.
Did he commit such a heinous crime? Is it not unjust to do so much cruelty to this man? He only did the work that a journalist should do.